Brazil's Temer gets big victory in electoral court ruling

/ Jun 10, 2017

Brazil's Temer gets big victory in electoral court ruling

Brazil’s top electoral court gave embattled President Michel Temer a big victory late Friday, voting to reject allegations of campaign finance violations that could have removed him from office. After four days of deliberations, judges voted 4-3 in a case that many viewed as ...

/ Jun 5, 2017

Philippine lawmakers ask top court to nullify martial law

Philippine opposition lawmakers petitioned the Supreme Court on Monday to review and nullify President Rodrigo Duterte’s imposition of martial law in the southern third of the country. The petition filed by six House lawmakers led by Rep. Edcel Lagman said there was no revolution ...

Court frees daughter of South Korea 'Rasputin'

/ Jun 3, 2017

Court frees daughter of South Korea 'Rasputin'

The daughter of South Korea’s “Rasputin,” whose lavish lifestyle in Europe saw her caught up in the country’s snowballing influence-peddling scandal, was freed Saturday after being extradited from Denmark. Chung Yoo-ra is the equestrian daughter of Choi Soon-sil, the close confidante of impeached ex-president ...

Hong Kong refugees who aided Snowden facing deportation

/ May 15, 2017

Hong Kong refugees who aided Snowden facing deportation

A group of refugees who sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong are facing deportation after the city’s authorities rejected their bid for protection, their lawyer said Monday. The impoverished Philippine and Sri Lankan refugees helped the former National Security Agency contractor evade ...